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Poster: bobanero Date: Apr 7, 2006 2:20am
Forum: etree Subject: Broadcast LMA performances on College Radio

I'm in training as a volunteer staff member at a College Radio Station, and I am thinking of putting together a proposal to do a show that is based on music downloaded from the Live Music Archive.

Are there any legal barriers to this? Does broadcasting on a non-profit radio station count as non-commercial use?

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Poster: Atog Date: Apr 7, 2006 6:53am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Broadcast LMA performances on College Radio

I'm guessing you're good to go, but I'd talk to any of the bands that you're using first. When in doubt, go right to the source

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffBrad Leblanc Date: Apr 7, 2006 3:38am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Broadcast LMA performances on College Radio

By non-profit do you mean that there are no commercials played between songs? If that's the case I don't see any issues - but I am no lawyer so I would recommend you get a more qualified response than that. :)

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Poster: bobanero Date: Apr 7, 2006 3:43am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Broadcast LMA performances on College Radio

I mean there are no commercials, period. It is a radio station that is operated by a University and funded through the University and contributions from individuals (we are in the midst of our pledge drive now).

From what I can tell, this qualifies as non-commercial use, but I wanted to see if this question has come up before on LMA (I can't imagine that it hasn't, unless I'm the first one who's bothered to ask before doing it).

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffBrad Leblanc Date: Apr 7, 2006 4:08am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Broadcast LMA performances on College Radio

We've been asked before, but all other questions about it involve commercials between songs which is questionable.

Again, I'm no lawyer so I recommend for both your sake *and* the LMA's that you get a more qualified response than this.

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Poster: davidbarfield Date: Apr 7, 2006 4:38am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Broadcast LMA performances on College Radio

i think that the monies generated from donations or ads matter less than the status of the station as a non-profit, or not for profit organization. but find a cheap-o lawyer....

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Poster: nagdot Date: Apr 7, 2006 11:48pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Broadcast LMA performances on College Radio

hey man wat better idea then to get your own community involved. make a plea for live shows from the area you live in. it would be much more rewarding not to mention the response from more listeners wanting to get involved its definately a win / win situation . also your college has a legal team you could consult with them, also for free .luck and peace btw if anyone makes it to the goshen indiana area 91.1 is goshen college radio they do lots of jam type music

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Poster: bobanero Date: Apr 8, 2006 1:12am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Broadcast LMA performances on College Radio

OK, I will run this through the station management and let them have the final say on whether I can do this. I will also contact the bands. My vision for the show is not to play an entire show of a particular band, but to do a sample from the LMA selections, focusing on a particular genre in each segment. I always give priority to local performers and will encourage them to give me recordings. The station (WUSB 90.1 in Stonybrook NY) actually simulcasts a few local performances through the course of the year. Thank you for the insightful comments.

Bob

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Poster: KyleMidura Date: Apr 10, 2006 5:23pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Broadcast LMA performances on College Radio

Let us know of the outcome, as I (as I'm sure have others) have had the desire to do the same at my university.

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Poster: lastcall Date: Apr 7, 2006 7:00am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Broadcast LMA performances on College Radio

all college radio is non-commercial. non-pfofit and non-commercial are not one in the same. jam on!

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Poster: lastcall Date: Apr 7, 2006 7:06am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Broadcast LMA performances on College Radio

and I would strongly encourage anyone not to seek "cheapo legal advice with any matter. but you need not pursue any.

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Poster: davidbarfield Date: Apr 7, 2006 8:13am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Broadcast LMA performances on College Radio

find the most expensive attys you can get your hands on and don't go see them?

by cheap-o i refer to a legal aid office or someone who specializes in helping cash strapped orgs like kids on college radio. dunno, but if there's a question, a cheap-o lawyer is better, most likely, than advice from a message board. but of course you can consider my advice in that set as well. so......

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Poster: lastcall Date: Apr 7, 2006 9:07am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Broadcast LMA performances on College Radio

If you think of those who donate valuable time to offer advice (pro bono) free of charge as "cheap-o",your way off base. It's about giving something back. You know anything about ethics? no offense

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Poster: davidbarfield Date: Apr 7, 2006 1:48pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Broadcast LMA performances on College Radio

ethics schmethics -- lighten up.

it's just my way of saying low/no cost. if you want to put a slime factor on it, that's your doing, not mine.

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Poster: cousinkix1953 Date: Apr 7, 2006 1:28pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Broadcast LMA performances on College Radio

Most college radio stations are government owned non-profit .orgs. Many have commercial underwriters and a NPR affiliation. Are they really a non-commercial staion in that case?

I can remember playing Grateful Dead and related bootlegs on the air 15+ years ago. Others are still doing it today. The only restriction I remember, was a request not to play entire shows on a single night. This came in an official letter from Dennis McNally and the band.

Life went on. Brad is right in checking with the artists before you do anything. Good idea though...

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